The 6-4, 285 pound lineman is currently hearing from many schools, among them Connecticut, Iowa, LSU, Nebraska, and Vanderbilt. For the moment, Thorson says he'd list Iowa and Nebraska as his top two right now. When Thorson visits Lincoln for the junior day, he hopes to find out a little more about the program.
"(I'll be) just trying to take in the whole experience," Thorson said. "You hear about their new offense, find out what they look for in their offensive linemen. At Millard North we don't really pass block, so that'll be interesting."
"I talked to Jeff Tarpinian when he was in town over break, and I talked to Seth Olsen too," he said. "They both like it a lot. They say it's great up there, a good down. They had nothing negative to say about it."
In order to draw Thorson's interest, however, a school needs to be well rounded, and Thorson has a list of things he'll investigate in any particular school.
"Overall academics, the facilities, coaching staff, those types of things," he said. "Going away (from home) isn't really that big of a deal as long as I feel comfortable where I'm at."
Thorson, who is still waiting on his first offer, said he won't be rushing into any decision. He'll likely wait for offers to come in and take a few official visits before making a commitment.